Faculty Research Blog

Professor Deirdre Smith

The Failed Experiment of Sex Offender Civil Commitment

By Professor Deirdre Smith

Today, more than 4000 people are being held in indefinite detention in the United States. They are not serving criminal sentences. Nor are they being hospitalized for treatment. They are unlikely to be released at any time soon, and many of them will grow old and die in detention. They are not terrorists…

Prof. Chris Northrop

The End of Indiscriminate shackling of children in Maine Juvenile Court

By Clinical Professor Chris Northrop

It’s official! As of November 1, 2015 the indiscriminate shackling of children in Maine Juvenile Court is no longer allowed. Students at Maine Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic waged the fight to get this Judicial Rule for the last few years. There were a number of hard fought victories and frustrating setbacks along the way…

Featured Alumni

Student Highlights


TedXDirigo videos of Professor Sarah Schindler and Chris Poulos ’16. View More

Upcoming Events

Feb 15, 2016
  • Presidents' Day - Law School Closed
    Feb 15, 2016: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    More Information

Feb 16, 2016
  • Medicaid in Maine - w/Commissioner Mayhew

    Please join Maine Law & Maine Law Policy Group…

    Feb 16, 2016: 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

    More Information

Feb 18, 2016
  • CSO Presentation: Equal Justice Works and Educational Debt Management

    Isaac Bowers, Director of Law School Engagement & Advocacy…

    Feb 18, 2016: 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

    More Information

Feb 22, 2016
  • Externship Information Session

    The Externship Program provides students with the opportunity to…

    Feb 22, 2016: 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

    More Information

Feb 23, 2016
  • CSO Presentation: Careers in D.C. with Amy Tenny

    Come learn about D.C. opportunities on Capitol Hill,…

    Feb 23, 2016: 12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

    More Information

Maine Law in the News

Professor Sarah SchindlerSarah Schindler, Maine Law professor, named 2016-17 LAPA Fellow at Princeton

Princeton University has selected University of Maine School of Law Professor Sarah Schindler, one of the nation’s rising stars in the areas of land use law and urban policy, as a Fellow at the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) for the 2016-17 academic year.


2016 Access to JusticeMaine’s legal community learns about meeting the legal needs of Maine’s veterans and servicemembers at 4th Access to Justice Symposium

Maine attorneys, judges, and other professionals gathered over January 20 – 21, 2016 to participate in the Fourth Biennial Access to Justice Symposium, sponsored by the Justice Access Group (JAG). The theme for this symposium was “Serving those Who Served: Meeting the Legal Needs of Maine’s Veterans, Servicemembers and their Families.”


University of Maine School of LawMaine Law awarded $300K diversity grant to fund summer program for undergrads

The University of Maine School of Law has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant to host a summer immersion program for college undergraduates who are interested in learning about the law and potential legal careers.



Quotes in the Media